More students to talk at Indian education summit

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PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota's annual summit on Native American education has brought together teachers and education officials for a decade, but this year organizers are emphasizing student involvement.

The South Dakota Indian Education Summit begins Sunday in Pierre and continues through Tuesday. The summit brings together educators from public, tribal and Bureau of Indian Education schools.

Marta Neuman is with the South Dakota Office of Indian Education. Neuman says the summit is bringing in more current and former Native American students to give attendees a first-hand perspective.

Attendees will hear from presenters like Rapid City counselor Tim McGowan and his high school students, who run a peer mentoring group.

McGowan and the students are will talk about how they've changed one of the most diverse high schools in the state.

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